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Higher Education

Australians to test for English ability

Hong Kong, mainland students may soon have to pass an exam before admission to university

Students from Hong Kong, the mainland and other countries may soon be required to sit an English test before being allowed to enrol in Australian universities.

Saturday, 3 February, 2007, 12:00am

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HKIEd status struggles against illogical bias

This is the personal view of an academic with experience in Australia, China (including Hong Kong), Myanmar, Singapore and the UK, who arrived at the Hong Kong Institute of Education a year ago to take up the position of Professor of English and Head of the English Department.

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

History, bias set tone for way forward in regional education

KAZAKH EDUCATOR Kulamergen Mussin brimmed with excitement as he wrapped up his first participation in a conference in Asia.

'Asia is becoming more important, especially considering the extent to which China is changing,' he said. 'It will be interesting to do more research comparing education systems in Asia and Europe.'

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Quest for knowledge puts the spotlight on diversity

THE DEMAND FOR diversified knowledge is increasing, and in line with this is a rise in postgraduate programmes straddling disciplines.

Hong Kong Baptist University will launch a Master of Science in Operational Research and Business Statistics programme with Kent University in September, targeting business professionals who need more statistical knowledge.

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

University degree does not guarantee success

I am writing to express my view on the article 'More degrees don't mean more money' (Young Post, March 1).

Employers value employees' qualifications, but they also look at their ability, aptitude, attitude and sincerity.

Although more degrees don't mean more money, employees should upgrade their knowledge to increase their competitiveness.

1 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Do you need to have a university degree to be successful?

Kevin Kung, 15

Ying Wa College

A university degree is not essential for success. The students in Hong Kong have different levels of education. Some drop out of school early while some are forced to give up their studies after Form Five or Form Seven. Only a small number can go to university.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

College eyes science and finance in new degrees

Chinese University of Hong Kong - Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Community College will launch two new associate degree programmes in science and finance in September.

24 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Australia faces mainland challenge

China's lavish spending on universities and European reforms pose risk for lucrative global market

China's growing economic power and its massive spending on building new universities will have a dramatic impact on Australian higher education, according to federal education minister Julie Bishop.

6 May 2006 - 12:00am

HKU Space offers five additional courses

Opportunities for 200 more associate degree graduates to enter undergraduate programmes offered by foreign universities will be available in September at HKU Space.

Five new programmes offered by foreign universities are being launched in the Centre for International Degree Programmes at the University of Hong Kong's continuing education arm - bringing the total number to 15.

29 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Riveting academic has students asking for more

Choosing best professor from a lineup of top faculty from two great business schools was no mean feat.

9 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Shock and asparagus on the gala menu

Dinner speeches are normally signals for a yawn. But that's not the case when you invite Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father, as a guest of honour.

Mr Lee made the effort to fly in from Singapore this week to attend the grand party for the University of Cambridge, his alma mater, and opened his speech by telling his audience they might wonder why.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Campaign encourages students to volunteer for mentor programme

A campaign encouraging students of all ages to get involved in voluntary work was launched yesterday as part of government moves to combat poverty.

4 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Foreign students on par with Australians

Foreign students enrolled in Australian universities perform as well as their local counterparts, a new study has found.

The researchers investigated the performance of 340,000 Australian and international full-time students at 22 universities.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

China rise disguises foreign numbers fall

A surge in Australian university enrolments from mainland and Indian students has allayed fears of a collapse in Australia's overseas education market.

24 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Education fraud on the increase inside and outside universities

Fraud in higher education is on the rise around the world.

A new report reveals that plagiarism, cheating in exams, 'degree factories' and stealing by university staff are just a few of the fraudulent activities now taking place.

3 Sep 2005 - 12:00am